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    "Change" is the buzzword for every candidate so ...

    does this mean that this is the confirmation that the Bush presidency sucked?






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    Re: "Change" is the buzzword for very candidate so ...

    I dont take it as such.

    When I hear the buzzword "change" from a politician?
    I think of explaining the difference between a right-handed pickpocket
    verses a southpaw.

    And come to think of it? Wasnt the 2006 Election supposed to bring about "a new way foward"?
    Wasnt Nancy Pelosi gonna work miracles?
    Only miracle I notice is she and all the other crooks got a raise today.

    Nancy Pelosi earns the same as John Roberts.
    Wrap your heads around that.
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    Re: "Change" is the buzzword for very candidate so ...

    "Change" in this campaign shows how shallow our politics has gotten. Obama used it as key in his campaign and did so creatively and effectively. Hat's off to him for it. But the rest... they just followed like sheep... copy, copy, copy... since it worked for the other guy, we oughta do it too.

    The trouble is... a suit that looks great on one, looks like crap on the other... and when they're all wearin' the same suit, its just stoopid.

    What cracks me up is the idea that a single word can generate so much hoopla... where's the substance?

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    Re: "Change" is the buzzword for very candidate so ...

    You could make a great drinking game out of it.

    Take a shot of vodka whenever a candidate says:

    "change"
    "moving forward"
    "working together"
    "building"
    "fought/fighting"
    "listening"

    Take a double if you hear:

    "Terrist"
    "General Petraeus"
    "Washington is broken"
    "strong military"
    "close Guantanamo"


    And.. if you hear:

    "It's not easy.. and I couldn't do it if I just didn't, you know, passionately believe it was the right thing to do. You know, I have so many opportunities from this country, I just don't want to see us fall backwards... This is very personal for me it's not just political, it's …I see what's happening, we have to reverse it and some people think elections are a game."

    Pass the sick bag.

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    Re: "Change" is the buzzword for very candidate so ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Enmore View Post
    You could make a great drinking game out of it.

    Take a shot of vodka whenever a candidate says:

    "change"
    "moving forward"
    "working together"
    "building"
    "fought/fighting"
    "listening"

    Take a double if you hear:

    "Terrist"
    "General Petraeus"
    "Washington is broken"
    "strong military"
    "close Guantanamo"


    And.. if you hear:

    "It's not easy.. and I couldn't do it if I just didn't, you know, passionately believe it was the right thing to do. You know, I have so many opportunities from this country, I just don't want to see us fall backwards... This is very personal for me it's not just political, it's …I see what's happening, we have to reverse it and some people think elections are a game."

    Pass the sick bag.


    As far as I'm concerned this country is posting a population in excess of 300M people, so if 300M aren't ready to change there isn't much one little measely president is going to be able to do...

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    Re: "Change" is the buzzword for every candidate so ...

    It can still happen. Or at least I hope so.
    Id like to see the day when DC is alot of fresh faces.
    Experts in their fields that would assume simply one term
    and get the hell out before it all becomes a "power drug".

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    Re: "Change" is the buzzword for every candidate so ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hefner View Post
    does this mean that this is the confirmation that the Bush presidency sucked?
    Bush presidency unpopular.

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    Re: "Change" is the buzzword for very candidate so ...

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    When I hear the buzzword "change" from a politician?
    I think of explaining the difference between a right-handed pickpocket
    verses a southpaw.
    ROFL

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    Re: "Change" is the buzzword for every candidate so ...

    For a “change” I’d like to hear them talk about issues and policy. I don’t think that’s too much to ask for. Tell me exactly what you want to do and exactly how you plan accomplish it. Trying to pin the basturds down on anything is an almost impossible task.

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    Re: "Change" is the buzzword for every candidate so ...

    Do you think that any candidate would like to be seen with Bush (having him campaign for you) while running for the presidency?

    the only one stupid enough might be McCain .....

    what do you think?






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    Re: "Change" is the buzzword for every candidate so ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hefner View Post
    Do you think that any candidate would like to be seen with Bush (having him campaign for you) while running for the presidency?

    the only one stupid enough might be McCain .....

    what do you think?
    Its about as likely as Pelosi and Reid being on the campaign trail... or even Gore, Kerry, or Kucinich.

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    Re: "Change" is the buzzword for every candidate so ...

    that's a good come back.






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    Re: "Change" is the buzzword for every candidate so ...

    Edwards at least substantiates his "change" policy. He doesn't except cash from lobbyists for one. Which I think is one of the more fundamental problems with politics. He's uninfluenced and able to relay is true message. Unfortunately, considering edwards performance you can clearly see the consequence of not playing politcs by the "game"

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    Re: "Change" is the buzzword for every candidate so ...

    ^^LOL, he doesn't need to accept money from lobbyists because he's bilked so much from others via a (very successful) law practice. IMHO, Edwards' biggest problem is that he exudes everything *but* what he proclaims. ie, he's the staunch defender of the prototypical "little guy", yet he spends hundreds on hair cuts, has a home the size of some neighborhoods, has millions in assets, invested in a company that sought to kick out Katrina people who couldn't pay their bills, etc.

    Any self-respecting Republican (granted, a rare breed nowadays) at least stands up and says, "I made this from nothing, and you can too." or "I inherited a bunch and turned it into a bunch more." The rich Democrats, and they are legion, say, "elect me and I'll take it from those rich guys and give it to you." Funny how they so rarely discuss their own riches. On this count, Edwards is the worst of the Democratic field, IMHO.

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    Re: "Change" is the buzzword for every candidate so ...

    Firstly, considering how stretched thin his resources are, accepting money from lobbyst would have been the easy, convienent thing to do in order to fuel his campaign beyond just Iowa. Now he's lucky if he has any traction in the upcoming primaries. He made a huge sacrifice, proving he was serious.

    You can say all you want about 400 dollar hair cuts; he's a millionaire, he's going to live a lavish lifestyle. But when it comes to sticking up for the middle class, and politics as usual, his rhetoric is genuine and substantiated. I honestly don't give a shit about his hair and his lifestyle, if he's serious about his rhetoric, and you can believe him, then what else matters??

    Any self-respecting Republican (granted, a rare breed nowadays) at least stands up and says, "I made this from nothing, and you can too." or "I inherited a bunch and turned it into a bunch more." The rich Democrats, and they are legion, say, "elect me and I'll take it from those rich guys and give it to you." Funny how they so rarely discuss their own riches. On this count, Edwards is the worst of the Democratic field, IMHO.
    If you're fine with the rich getting richer, and the poor getting poorer, you see no problem with that. I do. The huge discrepancy of wealth is appauling. And the "you can be a millionaire like me" just like that rhetoric is just ignorant.

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